Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • drug or chemical-induced sensitivity to sunlight

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • prolonged QT interval on EKG

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
    • irritation of the stomach or intestines
    • constipation
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • taste impairment
    • headache
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • stomach cramps
    • nervousness

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
    • mental problems from taking the drug
    • confusion
    • over excitement
    • agitation
    • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
    • itching
    • inflammation of a tendon
    • rupture of a tendon in the shoulder area
    • rupture of tendons that extend the hand and wrist
    • rupture of tendons that flex the hand and wrist
    • rupture of the tendon in the back of the heel
    • hallucinations
    • muscle tremors
    • a skin rash
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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